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official sport. it micay ♪ good friday morning, everyone. i'm jenelle wang. a lot to keep sex offenders keeping them away from children may be doing more harm than good. >> the headlines, the bart station should be back to normal a day after protestors shut it down. trying to link the shooting of an unarmed man by oakland police to the bart shooting of oscar grant. >> ferry building, bay bridge. clear. we'll show you where the coolest weather is this morning, the warmest this afternoon. >> we made it to friday. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. they have been a few early morning accidents but no hot spots. >> and the friends of a san francisco city college student facing imminent deportation will
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make a last ditch appeal to senator barbara boxer to intervene. we did make it to friday, everybody! thanks for joining with us, coming along with us. >> topping our news, parents, most sex offenders may no longer have to live a seven distance from schools and parks if they appeal a portion of jessica's law. jenelle? >> kristen, right now it forbidding them 2,000 feet from a school or playground but that's making it harding finding them a place to live making it more difficult for the state to track their whereabouts. so 43 member task force is recommending voters repeal that portion of jessica alleys law. for example, in the city of san francisco, the city is so dense there's virtually nowhere a sex offender could live legally. one report says every sex
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offender that lives in san francisco is homeless. more than one-third of paroled defenders are now transients, a 750% increase since the law took effect. >> transients, they can sleep next-door to a school and be there bright and early when the kids show up. >> no politician wants to get behind a law that makes it look like the burden is lighter on sex offenders. >> only recommending to repeal the 2,000 foot restrictions, not other portions including the mandatory tracking of movement. the coauthor of jessica's law sails he would look into reducing the 2,000 foot limit in dense cities like san francisco but most communities jessica's law works. eric? >> jenelle, thank you very much. it's 4:32. the man charged in the murder of san francisco fashion designer kate herran is expected to be in
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court today. gary holland broke in posing as a utility worker. his arraignment was delayed because a public defender was not ready to take the case. he was arrested after falling asleep in a park akos from sale rock inn from ocean beach. he was parole for an attempted murder conviction that happened in fresno in 1999. >> the bart station has reopened this morning. it was shut as a precaution during a protest. it's where oscar grant was shot and killed by a bart police officer nearly two yearlies ago. last night's protest was organized after another man derk jones was shot and killed by police this week. lee ann melendez reports. >> the march started at the barber shop in oakland owned by 37-year-old darrick jones. his family and friends tried to find a reason for his fatal shooting.
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>> i'm hurt. i'm hurt. take away, you know, somebody's -- >> it was a loss to the fruitdale bart station. protestors wanted to end the march there, the location where oscar grant was shot dead by former bart officer johannes mehserle on january 1st, 2009. darrick jones' father was among the protestors. >> i've been here many years. >> bart police decided to close the station during the peaceful gathering. jones was shot in the front several times on monday by two oakland police officers. they were responding to a domestic dispute between jones and his ex-girlfriend. when police arrived, he fled. police shot him, they say, after jones reached for his waistband several times but no gun was found, only a shiny object which
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has yet to be revealed. >> i think we're not going to release what the shiny object is today. hopefully in a couple days. >> the services for jones will be held on saturday november 20th at the church of christ in oakland. in oakland, lee ann melendez, abc 7 news. >> it is 4:35 now. friends and fellow students are holding a rally in san francisco today as a last ditch effort to stop the deportation of a city college nursing student. 20-year-old chain mon leigh was born in peru after he left after political persecution. friends and family call him steve. he came here eight years ago on visas which have long expired. he is to be deported to his birth country where he has no friends or family. hills friends here want barbara boxer to intervene. >> if we have young people like this that really want to do well, that all accounts isn't
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that what we're trying to do here, to educate people to get them to contribute to society. and i think those are the types of people we should be trying to keep, not trying to kick out. >> lee was arrested in september and is being held at an immigration center in arizona. >> gavin newsom is indicating he may delay taking office as lieutenant governor in january by several days so four newly elected members of the board of supervisors can take part in appointing his successor. some members on the current board want to vote on an acting mayor possibly next week. knewsome says 2 doesn't matter because he's not stepping down until january. he may delay his scheduled swearing in as lieutenant governor january 4th until the new board of supervisors is sworn in on january 8th. >> governor elect jerry brown says he calls a special session of the legislature to deal with a multibillion dollar hole in the budget.
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that will start after newly elected members of the assembly and state senator are sworn into office december 6th. they are facing a $6 billion in the budget the governor signed just last month. the office projects california will face an additional $19 billion deficit over the next 20 months. >> about 6,000 bay side homeowners in san mateo will be getting a break from fema. the homes were included in the federal agency's high flood risk map in 2008. homeowners to live between highway 101 and the bay will pay insurance premiums of up to $2700 a year beginning in january. the san jose mercury news reports those property owners decided last summer to levy themselves with new annual fees of about $76 to pay for leavee improvements. >> time now 4:37. i think there's only minimum risk of flood damage today in the bay area.
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>> never say none, right? >> that's right. >> but honestly with the sunshine and the lovely temperatures, mike? >> are we right about that. >> it wouldn't be weatherwise. going to be gorgeous once again if you like the fall sunshine and the warm weather. we have it again for you but we're starting off rather cool this morning. look, more 30s out there, napa, novato, santa rosa, fairfield, livermore, menlo park, half moon bay all in the mid to upper 30s. most of us low to mid-40s, fremont, san francisco and los gatos around 50 degrees. compared to 24 hours ago, only concord's 4 degrees warmer and los gatos 8 degrees warmer. fairfield 19 degrees cooler, half moon bay 14 degrees cooler, san francisco 3 and menlo park and 8 in san jose. even though we're starting in a deeper hole, we have pretty warm air that's going to develop this afternoon. but santa rosa and oakland touching 70. everybody else in the mid to upper 60s. if you're heading to the
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monterey, beautiful drive down there around carmel. 64 today in monterey. mid to upper 60s for the rest of the bay and even inland. here's a look at your accu-weather seven-day forecast. we'll go in search of rain and we will find none. warmer than average temperatures through at least tuesday and the temperatures will start to taper wednesday and thursday, back to average then. if you see any rain, it could be next weekend. it's going to be dry. enjoy. frances? >> we will enjoy and you can also enjoy a nice quiet commute right now. so here's a live shot of 680 in walnut creek. flows well southbound towards highway 24. the sunol grade, the off-ramp is closed until about 5:00, another 20 minutes. we'll head over to the san mateo bridge. no trouble right now. yesterday this was a great alternate all morning long even when the bay bridge was closed although southbound 880 did get clowe. other than that traffic is friday light everywhere else. let's hope it stays quiet for the rest of the morning.
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deliver a meal to a local food bank. visit this website to see how you can help. good morning. it's 4:42 on this friday. you know what, even though it's mighty cool right now, those temperatures are going to really climb. mike is going to talk about a string of gorgeous warm days and frances is going to check to see if it's friday light for you all coming up. >> more homeowners and people affected by the deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno are
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coming forward with lawsuits against pg&e. the 30th and 31st are expected to be filed today. there are 111 plaintiffs and counting. the september 9th disaster killed eight people and destroyed 35 homes. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports the utility asked the california judicial council to put all the cases in front of one judge. pg&e says coordinating the cases would make it more efficient and speed up the process. the judicial council is expected to respond in 60 days. >> jerry brown is taking a week off before he starts tackling his transition into office. but capital correspondent nanette miranda says where he chose for vacation spot is drawing political heat. >> brown took his vacation in arizona, the state that passed the controversial immigration law seen by many, especially latinos, as racist. numerous california communities voted to boycott arizona until it rescinds the law.
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brown's campaign staff isn't putting out the fire refusing to confirm or deny the governor elect is vacationing in arizona. brown said throughout the campaign, he opposes the arizona law. >> at a mexican american veterans celebration there were many brown supporters. some thought it was a slap in the face for the next governor to choose arizona since latinos overwhelmingly supported brown in this election. >> it is offensive. i wouldn't go to arizona right now for anything. >> but the arizona vacation doesn't bother assemblywoman mary solace. >> i'm not a supporter of boycott that would be infective. >> a former meg whitman strategist thinks brown should have vacationed somewhere else. >> why did he go to arizona especially after he aligned himself with a group of individuals who opposed anyone traveling to arizona. >> a federal judge set aside key
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provisions of that arizona law. that caused latinos lawmakers to back off on a state resolution to boycott arizona. >> it's 4:45 now. coming up the new arrest tactics san francisco police are considering to crack down on shoplifting. >> also the big change you'll soon be seeing to the packages on the food you buy. >> plus the major trade dispute president obama and the other g-20 leaders are walking away from. >> and stories about how passengers survived four days aboard a stranded cruise ship are going to come out. next the exclusive home [ female announcer ] this is a strawberry pop tart. but this is warm, fresh-baked strawberry toaster strudel. [ music ]
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welcome back. 4:47 on a friday. still pretty chilly through the intermountain west. salt lake and denver 44. warm across the midwest and some spilling into new england. mid to upper 60s this weekend in new york and d.c. but unlike the
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rest of the earlier parts of this week look at the strong storms developing from the panhandle to wisconsin. we could have delays in dallas, st. louis and chicago this afternoon and our flight tracker will track those for you at abc7news.com. here's eric with more news. >> mike, thank you very much. 4:48 now. president obama is now in japan to attend a regional economic summit. he arrived on air force i about an hour and a half ago. it's the 4th and final stop on the president's ten-day asian tour. president obama will participate in meetings of the asian cooperation forum over the weekend. he spent the last two days in south korea and a separate gathering of the world's top 20 economic powers. he stressed there are still issues that need to be addressed like trade imbalances. >> no nation should assume they are past the positive territory with simply exports to the united states. >> president obama is due back in washington on sunday. >> the national transportation
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safety board says it will investigate the engine room fire that disabled a carnival cruise ship for days off the baja california coast. the passenger and crew spent their first night on land and sharing some amazing stories and video of the ordeal at sea without power. michael chen reports. it's our first night on the cruise and we had just gotten our meals. had some ribs. is that steak, steve? >> this is how their vacation began. a family of nine dining in style. just hours later, chris and his partner gordon were jarred awake from a dead sleep. >> really like shaking. and then all of a sudden everything started going dead. >> the engine fire had knocked out power. by the morning light confused passengers filled the deck. there was no more fine dining. this was the scene below inside the cabin, pitch black. >> some kind of insulation which
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has been showing up on the carpet. >> while the insulation fell, buckets were needed to catch the constantly dripping water, possibly from overflowing toilets. the floors were slippery. >> we came around one corner and there's this huge like a 90-year-old man had fallen flat on his back, laying on the glass on the marble. >> gill's mother never fell but the useless elevator led to problems. >> my mom is 82 and on the upper deck and she would have to walk up and down and up and down. >> another terrible feeling consumed gilbert soon after the fire. >> that was kind of the frightening part. there was no one around. the ship's just adrift. >> a feeling that went away. when help and food arrived. the men filmed this welcome scene. the tugboat in action as they began the long tow home. >> it was quite an experience. >> well, that was reporter michael chen from our sister station kgtv in san diego.
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passengers will get a full refund including airfare and a free cruise for the future. >> some people got off and said what i want is a working toilet. don't that make you appreciate the things you take for granted. >> it does. hot showers and meals that do not include spam. >> there was somebody running on the track. (laughter) >> yesterday. i was like, well, make the best of the situation. >> yeah. >> like mr. penback from the chilean mine. >> with the weather, no reason to stop. >> absolutely. a little chilly but you'll work up a nice warmth over you as you start to run. the winds are calmer this morning than yesterday. that's why temperatures are much cooler. look from ballmer peak, emeryville in the foreground, san francisco in the background. take a look at these temperatures. you can see the wealth of 30s in
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santa rosa, napa, fairfield, livermore, half moon bay. oakland 47. fremont, san francisco and los gatos still holding on to around 50 degrees. around the monterey bay, we have low 40s. even inland in salinas and 34 in gilroy. let's talk about sunshine and mild days all the way through the weekend. temperatures pretty close to average. if not a couple degrees warmer, especially if you head towards the back half of the weekend. clear and pretty chilly and this dry pattern will hold all the way through next week. the south bay, how about upper 60s. 69 san jose. mid to upper 60s on the peninsula. the coast warms into the low to mid-60s today. downtown and south san francisco mid-60s with upper 60s, a few low 70s in the north bay, same thing in oakland and hayward with everybody else upper 60s. upper 60s throughout the east bay valleys all the way down to gilroy, hollister, and salinas. mid-60s morgan hill, watsonville
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and 62 carmel. traveling the state it's quiet up and down, east and west. sunshine in eureka, 59. same thing big sur 62. throughout the central valley upper 60s. 48 lake level in tahoe. 66 yosemite. 81 the warm spot and that's l.a. mid-70s with sunshine san diego and palm springs. tonight still 30s. morgan hill, livermore, fairfield, napa, santa rosa. the rest of us in the 40s. remember yesterday the jet stream was i'd say probably about 500 miles farther to the south. that high pressure we talked about had moved to the north, pushed the storm track well to the north and it's going to hold through the better part of next week. in fact, let's take a week at your 7-day forecast. you can see how temperatures warm through monday when we hit the low to mid-70s everywhere. best base to be at the beach if you like the warm weather, sunday and monday. the beaches will start cooling on tuesday. that will move inland on wednesday. all of us will be back to
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average by thursday. if you see any rain, you gotta wait until next weekend, maybe even beyond that. we are in an extended dry period. >> it's dry and even though there's a new accident in livermore, still flowing well on westbound 580 where this crash is on the shoulder. you can see traffic moving 70, 75 mph as you make your way out of the altamont pass. the drive time, just to make sure, everything still looking good. 19 minutes from 205 to 680. look how quiet it is also on westbound 4 out of antioch. only 12 minutes from lone tree to 242. mass transit systems reporting no delays and bart ridership was up about 10,000 riders yesterday compared to veterans day the year before due to all the people avoiding the bay bridge. we have a live shot of the incline section where traffic is flowing well but the westbound span was shut down for about two hours yesterday from 7:00 until
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9:00 with a person suicidal, possibly gunman on the upper deck of the bay bridge. and also golden gate bridge fine right now. you see some bridge crews changing the lane configuration to four lanes southbound. no other troubles reported at all. you can get the latest traffic information by going to our website, abc7news.com, is the place to go and it's under the bay area traffic link. kristen? >> frances, thanks a lot. looking into a way to crack down on shoplifting, a crime that often goes unpunished. the market street safe way is a hot spot. police often don't even pick them up because they know they won't be prosecuted. now police are looking for a policy change that would allow them to cite shoplifters and put them in jail hoping to deter future thefts. >> growing opposition among pilots and flight attendants to those airport body scanners.
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they're concerned about the radiation they're exposed to each time they go through the devices. the levels are much lower than a normal x-ray but if you travel a lot it can build up. >> i think it's unnecessary for the flight crews to go through them first. and, second, i think it poses some radiation risk. >> you can opt out of the body scan by submitting to a full body, full contact patdown. but some passengers think that's even more intrusive than the scanners. >> federal regulators of the food industry have reached a deal that will make it easier to find nutritional information about the food you buy. processors are agreed to put nutrition labeling on the front of their packaging. the idea is better nutrition information. the grocery manufacturers association and the food marketing institute say it will also launch a $50 million education campaign to go with a new look. we should start seeing the new labels in the next six months.
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>> it is 4:56 now. two fired san jose police officers get their badges back. next on abc 7 news at 5 a.m. why a judge says their punishment was too tough. >> a rash of nightclub violence in san francisco leads to a radical proposal to keep track of clubgoers. >> and with thanksgiving two weeks away, some call it turkey time but it may not be that way for everybody. i'm theresa garcia live in san jose. we'll let you know about the lack of turkeys, what this mea [ older brother ] hey, that's the last crescent. [ younger brother ] oh, do you want it? yeah. ok, we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light... ...buttery and flaky... this is half. that is not half. guys i have more. [ female announcer ] do you have enough crescents? with cinnabon cinnamon have such a sweet and delicious aroma that my family can't wait to get their hands on them. enjoy cinnabon cinnamon... now in all pillsbury cinnamon rolls.
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